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    September 9, 2010
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of their approaches to the issues and this democratic primary race breaks down to whether or not you like kevin or joe. >> i'm excited about voting. >> great. >> thank you. >> they do a lot of the same things. kevin at the early voting center in randallstown on wednesday, joe at the center on thursday. and if you really listen, they say a lot of the same thing when it comes to their plans for the county and county government, such as business development. >> obviously we want to attract job producing businesses and that's what's important. there are some areas like right now we are in randallstown, the liberty road car door. >> traveling around the county, one of the needs i've seen is in our older business carters. right now we are at randallstown community center, liberty road is down here to the right. that's one of the things
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liberty road needs a shot of adrenaline. >> reporter: keeping services high but at the same time running county government efficiently. >> we are going to have to run our government efficiently and effectively to make sure that the services the people expect and deserve with the tax money that they pay, they get. >> what i want to do is make sure we continue to maintain a healthy surplus which is what we have, a balanced budget and that we try and extract savings and wait we do things. >> reporter: what makes each guy different? it comes down to who you trust and who do you think will do the right thing. caminets and bartonfelder says the other is lying. kevin touts his record on public safety and working to modernize government. joe has strong support for education. so when you're a democratic what makes one better than the other? >> the majority of the council members who know both of us have endorsed me and it's not a
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reflection necessarily on him but i think it's just who do we think is going to be the best ceo of this $2.5 billion corporation that we have here in baltimore county. >> i don't run against people. i run for an office. i'm running for baltimore county executive and people in this county are going to be the ones who decide whether they want me working for them and that's what i'll do. >> both men have also raised and spent a ton of money for this new job. the winner of the democratic nomination will face businessman and former state legislator kenneth c. holt who is running unopposed in the republican primary. roosevelt leftwich, abc2. >> thanks. the chance to cast your ballot without long lines, today was the last day of early voting for the maryland primary. election day is set for tuesday, september 14th. weatherwise today, well, beautiful sunshine and a little
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cooler out there as well. we saw temperatures only into the mid and upper 70s in most spots across the middle part of maryland at least, little warmer down in southern maryland. look at the winds. yeah, it's gusty out there today, gusts at the top of the last hour 30 in hagerstown, 21 in baltimore and 23 in easton. you get the idea. breezy day. temperatures much cooler and cooling off quickly tonight. york already down to 69. 75 the inner harbor, 79 in d.c. as well. a couple of fair weather clouds through the day today, absolutely no chance of rain and we could use some but it won't be there tomorrow either. your early look at your hour-by- hour forecast through the day on friday, dry and sunny and another day where we stay down in the 70s. will it warm up and will we get rain for the weekend? we will answer those questions coming up. kelly. >> thanks, wyatt. an attempted murder suspect barricades himself in a west baltimore neighborhood. it happened just before 9:00 this morning in the 1600 block
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of mount moore court. after several hours the suspect michael ellis was eventually taken into custody. no one hurt during the standoff. marijuana with a street value of more than $10,000 is now in the hands of anne arundel county police. they also confiscated four rifles, two guns and two handguns from the same home on old oak road in severn. a tip about marijuana being grown on the property led authorities to the discovery. police arrest 40-year-old scott wagner. he faces several charges including possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. we now know the name of the man who police say struggled with an officer before grabbing his gun in a parking lot in a food line in randallstown monday morning. henry frances harris attempted to shoot the officer before another officer arrived on the
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scene shooting him in the chest. he has been charged with attempted murder and first degree assault. both baltimore county officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the preliminary investigation. take a look at this video sent in by a viewer in mt. vernon. fire broke out around 11:00 last night in the area of charles and madison streets spreading to a building next door. firefighters were able to contain the flames. the cause is still under investigat and the city fire department was busy tackling another major fire yesterday in west baltimore. it started in a vacant building before spreading to several other structures. today abc2 news manny lock visited a woman who lost her home to the flames. >> 1359, that's my house. every day, every day. >> reporter: that's her house on fire in the 1300 block of north calhoun street in west baltimore. >> my family is safe and my
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good days i -- >> amen. >> reporter: the sisters drove from pasadena to give moral support to eva and her family after seeing the fire on the news. >> this tragedy could happen to anyone at any time, you know. so we need to focus on, you know, caring, sharing and giving the love that god give us and the gifts. you know, we can do it. >> touched my heart when i saw all this smoke and the flame and the fire, i told my sister, we got to go, we got to go. we got to go and talk to those people and see what we can do and give our love and caring and all that to them. >> reporter: this home has been in the brown family since 1973. she's raised eight grandchildren within these walls and the community loves her. >> it makes me feel blessed that people -- ma god -- only godsend people will come and hope. >> reporter: eva brown feels if
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the city did something with its 30,000 vacant homes, she may not have this problem. >> we have to clean up these vacant houses. i'm having a problem i'm in trouble because of all the vacant houses around me. >> reporter: even with her loss, she puts her family in someone else's hands. >> god is going to take care of me. i know this. >> reporter: in west baltimore, manny lock, abc2 news. >> mrs. brown also tells us the insurance on her home was just cancelled because she fell behind in one payment. meanwhile, the firefighters union says yesterday's fire was a prime example of how budget cuts have compromised public safety. the department had to call in fire companies from as far away as hartford county and washington, d.c. to help cover the city while crews battle the large blaze. the union says continuing budget cuts and fire company closures have dangerously depleted the fire department.
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the administration says yesterday's fire would have stretched any department's resources. >> the citizens of baltimore should be outraged that the mayor and city council have allowed the deterioration of the baltimore city fire department to the standard it's at right now. >> any jurisdiction that would have experienced a fire of that magnitude certainly would have been nearly taxed as well. >> so far a cause for yesterday's fires has not been determined. well, you may soon be paying more for that classic t- shirt and jeans. that's because cotton prices almost doubled this year reaching close to a 15-year high due to a series of events, such as the drought in china that cut the cotton crop. some analysts say retailers like wal-mart and jcpenney could pass the higher costs onto consumers. well, they are making a flash in the -- splash in the fight against cancer. baltimore's swim across america is just over a week away. we will take you to a local research lab set to benefit
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from the huge event. plus did you eat your fruit and veggies today? chances are if you're like most americans, you skipped out on what's most important. and kelly, cool day today, 78 degrees, just 2 degrees below average, 94 the old record on this day. awfully dry. 78 was your forecast. we finally nailed it. we missed it two days in a row. john colby senior our weather winner out of baltimore and we will have your complete forecast coming up right after. see if we get some rain. i'm bob ehrlich.
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i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland is in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago. dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running. to make the state we love not just good but great. now let's get down to work.
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my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress.
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traffic fatalities down the
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country. the number of highway deaths in 29 hit the -- 2009 hit the lowest number since 1950. however in maryland the number of fatalities related to alcohol actually rose about 12% between 2008 and 2009. good news, five maryland schools go above and beyond making the grade. they earned national recognition as blue ribbon schools. the schools are eastern technology in baltimore county, el kitt mills middle school in howard county, northern middle school in calvert county, new market elementary in frederick county and northwestern elementary school in wie counsel -- help close some of the gaps in achievement. a total of 304 schools were chosen nationwide. all summer long swimmers from around the nation have been making a big splash in the fight against cancer and on
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september 19th right here in maryland swim across america expects to raise more than $300,000. all going to one local research center. abc2 news bill fink offers this exclusive new look into the lab and the exciting work that will be done. >> reporter: with each swimmer's stroke there's a chance to save a life. the johns hopkins comprehensive cancer center is a well established leader in cancer research, treatment and patient care. >> this is the swim across america laboratory. >> reporter: the money raised with swim across america baltimore will come here. >> so this is a really -- >> reporter: dr. luis diaz is an oncologist and director of the lab. these funds will develop ongoing studies as well as to support new opportunities to positively impact patients' lives. >> whether it's from a new discovery that aids and diagnosis, or helping the patient through a cancer care process and enabling them to
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get the best possible care to achieve the best clinical outcome. >> reporter: one recent discovery to be furthered at the cancer center, a basic blood test to detect cancer growth. >> the test that takes the characteristics of your tumor, uses them like a fingerprint to track the tumor anywhere in your body and to track whether the tumor is there or not. >> he's purifying dna from tumor samples. >> reporter: with cancer being the second deadliest killer in the country, dr. diaz and his staff are battling long odds to defeat the diseases but he believes paige has beaten the odds. >> good to see you. >> i was diagnosed in september of '08 with colon cancer and it was stage 2 at the time. >> reporter: within months her cancer had reached stage 4. but today she is cancer-free. >> i feel like i've been given this gift of a new life and not everyone is given that chance. >> reporter: now she is giving back and volunteering to be
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part of the center's blood test study. >> if the ability to participate in these studies will allow them to benefit other patients in the future and to get the research that they need, if i can be a minute part in helping, i'm all for it. >> reporter: and helping in a big way would be the more than 600 swimmers of swim across america baltimore. >> this is incredibly motivational not just for me but everyone in our lab and most importantly the patients. they really appreciate this and they can feel they are not alone. >> if our community can rally together and raise funds together and do this together so that research can continue on here at the kimmel cancer center, what an amazing opportunity that is for us all. >> reporter: at the johns hopkins kimmel cancer center, bill fink, abc2 news. now the forecast certified most accurate by weatherate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> and one of those swimmers
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are own, wyatt everhart. >> putting in the laps. cancer is our mortal enemy and that's the big motivator here. i had a good fortune to meet that doctor and research some of his lab assistance. it's amazing the work they do there. but you can never have too much support behind that research especially for the rare forms of cancer that maybe don't get as much press and that's what this is about. gibson mile, open bay, 3 miles, and then also pool swimmers at meadow brook and mount washington. >> a speedo? >> they are called jammers, like a longer version. i'm not real big the on italian thing but some people love them. ahoy, maties. look at that. a pirate vessel bearing down. 75 degrees right now, humidity
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34% and winds are nurse at 15 -- are northwest at 15. across the state, beautiful blue skies. that was the story all day. take a look at parkville today. we had a few of those high, thin clouds out here but zero chance for rain and unfortunately we could really use rain and looks like we have no shot at that until probably saturday night into sunday. northeast camera lens a little dirty but such a majestic view out there over the bay, of course the same waters that all these hundreds of swimmers will be taking to just about a week and a half from right now. we will show you some of those winds. man, current live wind conditions right now from our weather net sites, 14 baltimore, 17 injuriesville and westminster, steady breeze. peak wind gust at 31 downtown and in northeast and in landenburg. windy conditions.
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we have that enhanced fire risk and temperatures generally low 70s today. right now we are in the low to mid-70s but these numbers will quickly cool off tonight with that north wind and of course that very dry air cools down more efficiently, we are already finding 60s north of the pennsylvania line, gusty winds will begin to diminish later tonight but we will keep a breeze around even through the day tomorrow, at least early on, i think it will be breezy. humidity is very, very low, extremely dry and across the region we've got a lot of sunshine here all across maryland, virginia, back through delaware, patterns going to stay quiet, our next disturbance will not get in here until late saturday. in the meantime it's a cool flow with high pressure keeping us nice and dry. beautiful weather pattern on the whole just a little too dry considering the dry weather the last few weeks. and out to west, nothing tomorrow, saturday looking like a partly cloudy, dry day for your plans too, but late saturday we are hopeful that this next system will bring us at least a couple of showers and if any luck, maybe some light rain. we get a quarter inch, 1/2" of
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rain, that would be ideal. and tropical storm igor still well offset, thousands of miles away off the african coast probably going to strengthen but too early to tell what the track of that storm will be. overnight 53, mostly clear, dry, cool breezy, tomorrow, dry, breezy, mild, 76, 2-degree guarantee, cooler tomorrow. and then tomorrow night 52 as we go quite cool overnight. your outlook for the weekend, nice weather saturday, saturday night into early sunday our best shot at much needed rain and then looks like dry and lots of golden autumn sunshine next week. kelly. >> thanks, wyatt. coming up tonight at 11:00, the internet is filled with videos of people doing ridiculous stuff, but now parents are having to deal with their kids trying to imitate some of those stunts. sometimes with disastrous results. jamie costello has more on the dangers on online copy cats. that and much more coming up tonight at 11:00. well, an apple a day, right? apparently not in the u.s. a government study shows
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americans don't eat enough fruits and vegetables. here in maryland, just 37% of adults say they eat fruit two or more times a day. scientists is he centers for disease control and prevention say a diet rich in fruits and veggies can reduce the risk of many leading causes of death. being overweight increases a woman's risk of developing colon cancer but where we store that body fat may determine how long we survive with the disease. susan hendricks explains. >> reporter: carrying excess weight in the evacuate and hips may increase an older woman's risk from dying from colon cancer according to a new study. healthy seniors who maintained a normal weight before getting diagnosed were more likely to survive. researchers followed about 1100 postmenopausal colon cancer patients for an average of 10 years and found that the women who were heavier before diagnosis were more likely to die from the disease than their
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thinner peers. scientists looked at data for weight, body mass index and waist size and ratio and found out carrying extra weight at the hips and waist appeared to be more -- women who wastes were 37 inches or larger had a 34% increased risk from dying from colon cancer than women with smaller waists of 32 inches or less according to the study's authors. experts say this research points out the importance of maintaining a healthy body size throughout life. let's take one more look outside. look at the water. beautiful night in downtown baltimore but going to be cool. we will be right back after a short break. storm gear and promotional consideration provided by l.l. bean.
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everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax.
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it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely. you could switch for great gas mileage or seats that flip and fold with one hand. you could switch for up to 600 highway miles on a single tank of gas. or the hundred-thousand mile powertrain warranty. over a thousand people a day are switching to chevy.
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they're not just trading in, they're trading up. qualified lessees can get low mileage lease on this 2011 malibu ls for around one ninety-nine a month. call for details. the switch to chevy starts at chevydealer.com. still breezy out there, awfully dry and that's going to mean that enhanced fire risk kind of hangs out, but other than that, it is a beautiful weather pattern. a little windy again tomorrow and right back into the upper 70s so this is a repeat and i think most of us like that repeat. we do need a little rain. i think that will come with any luck saturday night. >> i know, definitely jackets for the kids in the morning because taylor had one on this morning. >> cool start. that's it for abc2 news at 6:00. we are back at 11:00. have a good night. >> we will see you. kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland is in trouble.
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we're worse off than we were four years ago. dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running. to make the state we love not just good but great. now let's get down to work.
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